Neighborhood and Community Arts grants available for local events

The Office of Arts and Culture’s Neighborhood and Community Arts program is currently accepting applications for grants from community-based groups for recurring festivals or events.

The grant program helps Seattle’s neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups produce festivals and events that enhance the visibility of neighborhoods, promote cultural participation, celebrate diversity and build community through arts and culture. In 2014, the program provided $1,200 each to 42 organizations to support annual public festivals and events.

Neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups can seek support for a recurring festival or event that has been in existence for at least one year, has a significant arts and cultural component, is open to the public and takes place in Seattle. Applicants do not have to have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

If successful, organizations will receive two years of NCA funding support (for events in 2015 and 2016) of $1,200 per year to support direct project expenses including artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, project management and personnel costs, supplies, equipment rentals or other production-related costs.

Local organizations who are interested need to apply online before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

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